Filene's Department Store Style Fall 1918 Boston Advertising mail order catalogBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Catalogues, Early 20th Century Advertising, Magazines, Department Store Catalogues, Filene's, Fashion).
Filene's Style Book. Fall - 1918.
Published 1918, Boston by Wm. Filene's Sons Co.
16 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Very scarce early 20th century mail order catalogue from this once iconic downtown Boston institution. All mail order catalogues such as this survive by mere chance, very few people ever saved them, like today. Survival rate for this category of collectible is almost certainly under 1%.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, drawings art work throughout.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, slight rubbing, scattered spotting to cover, small tear at base of rear cover spine, some dog earring, remains overall clean and attractive as an object. Gentle crease down center, likely from postal use/mailing.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of age and handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Covers measures c. 10" H x 7 3/4" W.